Eureka! By George, I think I’ve figured it out!

What?! What is it, Scott?!?!

I think I’ve figured out what’s going on with the Left. They’re coming out of an 8-year long drunken revelry. The hangover started early in the morning of November 9 when it became clear that Donald J. Trump had won a constitutional, political and, I would argue, spiritual victory over arguably the most prominent icon of the Left, Hillary Clinton, and the spiritual powers behind her. The symptoms are all there.

Drunk with Power

Here’s what happened in the drunken stage. For 8 years, the Leftist powers in the Executive Branch of government systematically began to dismantle all that conservatives, and conservative Christians especially, held dear. The first domino was Obama apologizing for American superiority, then spending so much that the United States’ credit rating took a dive. Another domino was gay unions. Now frankly, what you do in your bedroom is your business, and I don’t think the government should have any say in it one way or the other. But the fallout of that hit hard for a baker and pizza maker who were vilified and ruined for saying they didn’t want to endorse a gay union by providing their services to them.

Then came more progressive social changes. Let’s encourage and enable kids who are confused about their gender by telling them they can go into any bathroom they want. Let’s legitimize a whole new vocabulary on gender that flies in the face of God’s created order: male and female He created them. And the traitorous political moves. The Iran deal, billions in ransom money to Iran, allowing ISIS to rise and thrive while the ignoramus POTUS calls them the “JV team.”

And to top it all off, let’s throw in a Black Lives Matters movement that encourages, demands, and carries out the murder of cops. That’s about as close to anarchy as we could have come.

The spiritual forces behind the Left, along with the Left itself, were getting drunk on all this social and political power they had been wielding. And they thought they had the final nail in coffin ready to go: a liberal female president. That would have been the icing on the cake, the final victory in the battle, the pinnacle of rubbing it in the face of Conservatives.

The Hangover

But in the dead of night on November 8–9, 2016, red lights began popping up all over the country, in places that hadn’t seen red in a long time. Come to think of it, maybe they had been seeing red about the drunken binge on the Left, and it showed up on the election map! Then the Left started seeing red, and the hangover began. They were all crying, and not just tears of sadness. For some, the crying seemed pathological. “How could this happen?” “We were so close!” The Left was beside themselves. Their first move was to bring up the tired, unconstitutional argument that Hillary had won the popular vote, and President-Elect Trump was “not my president.” One look at the election results map, and you understand why we have an electoral college that elects the president state-by-state, not on the aggregate popular vote.

Denial and Delirium Tremens

Hangovers never last too long, but the next stage, denial, isn’t far behind, and it usually runs parallel with the delirium tremens that comes from withdrawal. We’ve seen that their main form of denial has been to blame the Russians for hacking the election. They couldn’t (and still can’t) accept that conservative Americans had had enough of the liberal slime oozing out of Washington. Now someone was going to be in power to “drain the swamp.” He is cleaning out their liquor cabinet and flushing it down the toilet, along with the drugs and other contraband. The women’s march last weekend was the epitome of their withdrawal and a protest against the social and cultural degradation over which they had been presiding. It was a childish, immature response to the results of a legitimate, constitutional, political process, but it’s also their right to behave that way if they want. Just don’t expect any r-e-s-p-e-c-t from me, Trump supporters, or conservative Christians.

Comparison and Analysis

Conservative Christian values were trampled on far worse than anything women think Trump will do to their rights. He’s not that kind of person, no matter how you try to vilify him. So his locker room talk got caught on an open mic. How many women have gone to see male dance strippers and said the same thing, even to the point of putting money in their thongs? And what of Madonna offering blow jobs to men if they vote for Hillary? Is that not equally as offensive to men as what Trump said about women? Do we delegitimize all of womanhood because of that? Do we delegitimize individual women because of that? No. But back to the point: you didn’t see Christians marching in the streets, burning limos, and using foul language about Obama because he trashed our values. That’s because we’re mature enough to realize that our identity and worth doesn’t come from who’s in the Oval Office (and that’s true even with Trump), but from whose we are.

And that’s where our power comes from. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). That promise was activated on November 8, 2016, and implemented on January 20, 2017. I for one am looking forward to a new era of the rule of conservative principles.

Scott Stocking

My opinions are my own, period.

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